Video: Get Amped!

Not to be outdone by my colleague who doesn’t have class to attend. I searched and found another video, not as long but just as hype. This weekend is going to be out of control. Fighting Irish Dr is gonna be packed early and all weekend. Get ready everybody!



Video: It’s Michigan Week

In his press conference about ND’s move to the ACC, Mac Daddy Swarbrick claimed that our most valued rivalry was with USC because it brings ND to the West Coast.

I wholeheartedly disagree.

USC sucks, and beating MSU was awesome, but no school is quite as despicable as Michigan. Being front row last year as Gary Gray torpedoed our chance to ruin Michigan’s first night game will go down as one of the most devastating experiences of my life. So let’s just get one thing straight.

We hate Michigan. Maize is the most cowardly shade of yellow.

In any case, I’m usually skeptical of the “fan-made pump up video” trend on Youtube lately, but after watching this one, I’m more psyched than I was when Gary Gray graduated.

Go Irish.

Video: ND Coaches ask boosters to stop contacting recruits

Other than how far apart hockey coach Jeff Jackson’s eyes are, I have only one takeaway from this video: ND boosters have been contacting recruits. YES!!!!!!! If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past several years, its that programs with good boosters (USC, Ohio State, the entire SEC) tend to be in championship contention. And there’s a simple explanation: having good boosters is how you get great players. Mike Brey is saying this because he has to give the appearance of not wanting boosters, but we know better. All the best basketball players are only in the NCAA for one year, so they go where they’ll have the most fun, and boosters are a part of that. Saints like Manti Te’o are few and far between. You must have noticed Brian Kelly’s absence from the video: you know he likes the boosters. I give all ND boosters the offical Rockne’s Ramlers stamp of approval. Just don’t get caught – which shouldn’t be so hard if the SEC alums can pull it off, right? Go Irish.

Video: ND Women’s Basketball starts “The Muffet” dance craze

ND women’s coach Muffet McGraw, one of the sport’s most dominant and respected coaches, received a monstrous 10-year contract extension earlier this month. In honor of Muffet’s success, we’re bringing back a video published last year by the ND Women’s players, who were apparently very excited to show off their expertise with the “special effects” buttons on their webcam. A couple concerns with this one:

1. Who sang the “ooooh” sample they use at the start? My guess: Devereaux Peters. [sidenote on the link: Skylar’s really got a set of pipes! What is she not good at? But Dev’s bit is just classic.]

2. Where is Skylar Diggins? Her absence is glaring, but luckily our girl Natalie Achonwa provides the star power this one needs to compete with “the Dougie” and our absolute favorite: “The Cat Daddy”

note: turn off HD so it doesn’t lag if your computer is slow

Video: Notre Dame Leprechaun on SportsCenter Commercial

A couple weeks ago, Notre Dame Leprechaun Mike George was featured in ESPN’s “This is Sportscenter” series of commercials, drawing the luckiest co-star imaginable in Olympic goddess and Maxim model, Natalie Coughlin. Though I’m glad Mike got his moment in the spotlight, I wish ESPN had come up with the idea a year from now, when Siegfried’s own Bryce Burton would have been nibbling on Coughlin’s medal. Oh well, funny nonetheless.